Crops for a changing planet

For years, scientists have been grappled with a seemingly insurmountable challenge: feeding the world while providing it with renewable energy… Read More

September 20, 2022

Cellular energy crisis

An energy crisis can trigger years of fuel shortages and high gas prices. Energy shortages in biological cells are even… Read More

June 14, 2018

Untangling plant polymers

A huge barrier in converting cellulose polymers to biofuel lies in removing other biomass polymers that subvert this chemical process.… Read More

September 14, 2016

Feasible fuels

In the search for renewable energy, converting biomass into fuel products is one promising option for replacing petroleum. But to… Read More

May 3, 2012

Fiber into fuel

A biomass bonanza surrounds the Ames Laboratory offices of Mark Gordon, Monica Lamm and Theresa Windus – if only they can… Read More

March 3, 2011

Power from plants

Jeremy Smith and his fellow researchers have new fuel for understanding the barriers that keep biomass from becoming an economical… Read More

February 26, 2009